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14 year-old boy stabbed at Gorseinon bus station

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A 14 year-old boy is in serious condition in hospital after receiving stab wounds at Gorseinon bus station on West Street in the town.

South Wales Police have introduced a stop and search order in the area, saying that there is a “real concern that this matter could escalate.”

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The attack happened at around 6pm yesterday (Thursday 10 February).

The boy was taken to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he is being treated for his injuries.

He is reportedly in a stable but critical condition.

Inspector Sharon Gill-Lewis of South Wales Police said: “Two boys ages 14 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

“Officers are trying to trace anybody else who was in the area at the time, and may have witnessed the assault, or has information regarding those involved.”

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A third boy, aged 14, was also later arrested and remains in custody.

Following the incident, police have have issued a Section 60 Notice which gives officers the authority to stop and search anyone within certain areas of Gorseinon.

This permits officers to stop and search any pedestrian, or anything carried by them for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments without good reason, or to stop and search any vehicle, its driver and any passenger, for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments.

In a statement on social media, South Wales Police said the decision to introduce the Section 60 order: “has been taken after information has been provided following an incident in the locality where violence has been threatened or used.”

“Section 60 is aimed at preventing serious violence, to find dangerous instruments or to apprehend persons carrying weapons.

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“There is a real concern that this matter could escalate.

“There will be an ongoing police presence in the area to provide reassurance to our communities.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact South Wales Police online, by emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting reference number 2200047710.

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